We filmed a video at the launch that can be viewed below, and also caught up with a very proud Mayor of Newport who had this to say.
“I’m very proud to see Newport have its own MONOPOLY board and it is a very exciting day for the city because people have been waiting for months in anticipation of the final result,” said the Mayor.
“This shows that there is a lot going on in Newport and often we’re quite reluctant to recognise success in the city.
“Having recently had the Ryder Cup and NATO here, the icing on the cake is now the city having its own MONOPOLY board, which is brilliant.
“A lot of people won’t be surprised to see the Celtic Manor at the peak of the board because it is an incredible asset for the city and deserves its place as the ‘Mayfair’ of Newport.
“I’m glad to see that both Newport County and the Newport Gwent Dragons are on there too and I haven’t read all the community chest cards yet, but I’m hoping that if you do go to jail that you still go to Cardiff!”
A full list of the Newport landmarks and their positions on the board can be found below!
Brown Properties: Transporter Bridge, Roman Amphitheatre Caerleon
Light Blue Properties: Newport Castle, Newport Cathedral, Royal Gwent Hospital
Pink Properties: Newport County AFC, Newport Gwent Dragons, The Twenty Ten Course
Orange Properties: Monmouthshire Building Society, Kingsway Centre, Newport Market
Red Properties: Friars Walk, South Wales Argus, Newport Retail Park
Yellow Properties: Riverfront Theatre, Newport Centre, West Usk Lighthouse
Green Properties: Caerleon Comprehensive School, Coleg Gwent, University of South Wales
Blue Properties: Tredegar House and Park, Celtic Manor Resort
Other landmarks: Newport City Radio, Age Cymru Gwent, Newport Train Station, Newport Docks, Ieuan the lion Memorial Fund, Newport Taxi Stand, Newport City Council, Newport Bus Station